Elderly woman fatally struck by vehicle in Arlington

An elderly woman died Saturday morning after being hit by a car in Arlington, Virginia, police say.

Gwendolyn Hayes, 85, was in the 5800 block of Little Falls Road sometime before 9:30 a.m. when the crash happened. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene, and the woman was brought to the hospital where she later died, according to a tweet from Arlington County Police.

Gwendolyn Hayes, 85, was in the 5800 block of Little Falls Road when the crash happened.

Arlington County police said their initial investigation indicated the driver turned left onto Little Falls Road from John Marshall Drive and hit Hayes as she was crossing the roadway in the crosswalk.

They are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 703-228-4163.

Here’s a map of the area where the crash happened:

Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

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